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Al Brunacini Passes

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  • Al Brunacini Passes

    As anyone who subscribes to any fire-related site undoubtedly knows by now, fire service icon Al Brunacini has passed away.

    I had several opportunities to hear him speak - he was always forthright and entertaining, and you had to have learned something by the time he finished. One session at the NYS Fire Chiefs event was, by his choice, a pretty free-flowing discussion, and a good one at that.

    He brought a lot to the fire service, and even his trademark Hawaiian shirts will be missed.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

  • #2
    More years ago than I want to admit to I attended one of his fire command classes in Madison, Wisconsin. He was very informative and entertaining in a class that had the opportunity to be somewhat of a drag. He also had no problem pointing out the mistakes of his own department and the corrective actions they had taken. He graciously shared the stage with the group of guys he brought with him and I enjoyed the class very much. The personal touch of chatting with students and signing our certs was pretty classy.

    He was an interesting character in this business of firefighting. I may not have always agreed with his ideas but I always respected the man's drive and passion for the fire service.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate


    • #3
      Chief Brunacini was an icon of the modern fire service, and dare I say the likely father of the modern fire service. While so many have had a hand in shaping our ways, Chief Brunacini was able to show the rest of us through articles, books and instruction how to change being firefighters from a blue collar job to a true profession. From his philosophies on customer service to building better more efficient apparatus, he taught through example. And while not all of us agreed or bought into every idea 100%, he was a down to Earth figure who was truly interested in making the fire service better for all of us. I know that my FD was largely shaped in his image as our long-time Chief was a big fan who taught Fireground Command regionally from Brunicini's texts, and every promotions exam I sat for had large numbers of questions from Fireground Command and the Essentials of Customer Service.

      He truly left the Fire Service better than he found it.


      • #4
        I saw him talk in upstate NY almost 15 years ago. It was definitely an informative and entertaining, and I did like how he wasn't so arrogant where he would pounce on anyone who disagreed with what he said. Truly a very down to earth guy who had one goal: to make the fire service better.
        Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
        He was an interesting character in this business of firefighting. I may not have always agreed with his ideas but I always respected the man's drive and passion for the fire service.
        If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!



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